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“L.A. Math” Author On Campus Nov. 2

Published: October 17, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host a lecture in the Chartroom at CSULB at 6:30 p.m. by James Stein, author and professor emeritus of mathematics at CSULB, featuring his new book, L.A. Math.

L.A. Math is a collection of short stories in which freelance investigator Freddy Carmichael and his sidekick Pete Lennox show how math smarts can crack even the most perplexing cases. More than just writing crime stories, Stein uses the art of storytelling to make math enjoyable.

“James Stein recasts mathematical and logical conundrums in a series of delightful vignettes,” said author Lance Fortnow.

Stein began teaching at CSULB in 1975 and has made it his mission to ease people past their fear of math both in the classroom and through his entertaining books, including Cosmic Numbers and How Math Explains the World.

Attendants must RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 25 at or by calling (562) 985-7446. The event is free, but parking for the general public will be $7 and will be located in Lot 4 or 5 starting at 6 p.m. Registration and a reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.

–Alisia Ruble